Fiscal cliff deal improves depreciation benefits

| January 17, 2013

Had no fiscal cliff action been taken, the terms would have reverted to limits that would have left little flexibility in using depreciation to manage income taxes.

A lease-purchase success story

| January 10, 2013

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

This tax break survived – and can benefit you

| January 03, 2013

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

“Christmas chicken,” a surprise gift and other seasonal tidbits

| December 20, 2012

Should you happen upon a truck stop KFC during these final days of Christmas, you might not realize your good fortune. You would, though, if you were living in Japan.

How one dealer eases the pain of repair anxiety

| December 13, 2012

Jacob Williford fills a newly created job slot as service communicator, a liaison between all parties interested the progress of every single repair job.

Rush centers prosper with oil field development

| December 12, 2012

The Texas oil and gas field boom of the last few years has also been a boom for much of the state’s economy, and that includes the Rush Truck Centers facility in San Antonio.

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo supports service strategy

| December 12, 2012

Service, more than brands or products alone, will drive the success of Rush Enterprises, said W.M. "Rusty" Rush, CEO and president.

November factory report confirms weak second half

| December 06, 2012

If it seems like manufacturing-related freight has slowed in the second half, that’s because it has. At least the November survey of executives by the Institute for Supply Management supports that.

Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly for the Overdrive Extra blog. A CDL holder, he joined Overdrive in 1998 after more than two decades of newspaper work. You can reach him at mheine@randallreilly.com or 205-248-1038.

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